Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heird of Conway are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary December 23, 2012.

They were married December 23, 1962, in Mt. Ida, Ark.

Mr. and Mrs. Heird have four children: Retha (Jim) Sellmer of Port Matilda, Pa., Janina Heird, Lora (Ward) Boone and Kerry (Lee) Jones of Conway.

The Heirds have seven grandchildren: Christian and Audrey Eggensperger, Ethan, Gwen and Kinsey Boone, and Mary Beth and Holly Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. Heird are long time members of First United Methodist Church and enjoy volunteering their time in the community through their church, Friends of the Library, and AARP. Mr. Heird is an avid hunter and Mrs. Heird enjoys reading. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.